WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2021 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that 30 nursing faculty (including UW-Green Bay’s Janet Reilly) from across the nation have been selected to participate in the inaugural 2021 Digital Academy: Building the Essentials Tool Kit with Digital Innovation, which will be held on November 29-December 2 in Dallas, Texas.
AACN launched this new initiative to bring together innovative faculty members with Apple Distinguished Educators to develop digital projects around the 10 domains outlined in the new AACN Essentials. Program participants come from 20 states and represent an array of institution types, including small liberal arts programs, public and private schools, and large academic health centers.
“Building on our longstanding collaboration with Apple Education, we are excited to launch the Digital Academy, which helps to advance AACN’s mission to serve as a catalyst for excellence and innovation in nursing education” said AACN President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Trautman. “We look forward to seeing the creative tools and resources that faculty will develop to help schools implement the new curriculum standards for entry-level and advanced-level nursing education programs.”
During the Digital Academy faculty will finalize projects that leverage educational technology to offer new approaches to teaching and learning at schools of nursing. After completion of the academy, participants may submit their digital projects for inclusion in the Essentials implementation tool kit and for consideration as a poster presentation or abstract at one of AACN’s conferences in 2022.
Following a highly competitive application process that was completed by 150 nursing faculty and staff, the individuals were selected to participate.